Family Garden With Levels

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The Brief

A family with three children require a design with two main seating areas, one close to the house for alfresco dining along with a formal water feature, plus an area of level lawn for the children to play. Planting is to have a ‘soft country feel’ and give interest throughout the year. The compost bins and a shed need to be screened.
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The Design

For this sloping site with a drop in level of over two metres, a garden designed on three levels was the best solution. The level changes in the garden are linked using natural cottage stone to build the retaining walls and steps to the levels.

From the lower level, curved steps lead up to a circular terrace. Opposite sits a pillar-box water feature with rill stream, creating a focal point within the space. Gravel paths link to the lawned area for the children to play. Cottage stone steps lead up to the final raised level. An oak pergola, covered with rose climbers is positioned to create a shaded seating area. From here a path leads to the utility area, housing both the shed and large composts bins. These have been cleverly screened using the pillar-box water feature.

Several specimen trees are cleverly positioned to create separation within the main areas of the garden, giving a sense of exploration and pushing the eye away from the boundary edges.

A mix of reds, pinks and pale blue classic English flowers are mixed with formal box structures and flowering evergreen shrubs. This is a garden that works for both adults and children.

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Let's Work Together

Contact me for a consultation. At a minimum you'll get some great ideas and a strong understanding of how your project will move forward.

Areas Covered

I am based in the West Midlands and cover the following areas for work: Bournville, Kings Heath, Kings Norton, Redditch, Barnt Green, Alcester, Bromsgrove, Earlswood, Henley-In-Arden, Edgbaston, Kidderminster, Worcester, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Leamington Spa, Solihull, Warwick, Kenilworth, Hereford, Evesham and Lichfield. I am also available for work in London and Internationally.

Services Overview

I offer contemporary garden design and garden landscaping and architectural landscaping. Features include patio, decking, topiary, planting design, pergolas, garden structures, garden ponds and water features. I also specialise in rooftop gardens, cottage gardens, family gardens, kitchen gardens, suburban gardens and country gardens.